The Big Boo Cast, Episode 202

If you listened to last week’s episode, then you won’t be surprised to learn that the first thing we address on this episode is WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED WITH THE BOOTIES? It might well be the biggest cliffhanger in the history of our little podcast. Our own version of Who Shot JR?, only with shoes. And no oil fortune. And no guns. But other than that, IDENTICAL.

In addition to a booties update, we talk about foot problems, Perry’s upcoming 50th birthday, books, and my new favorite socks. And of course we talk about high school football and college football because we sort of enjoy it. You may have picked up on that.

Thanks for listening, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Our Amazon shop

Marc Fisher Oshay booties (Melanie got them 1/2 price in Cloud)

Farm Rio Benicia wide-legged pants (I got these on sale, and Melanie would tell everybody to wait patiently because they will go on sale again)

Our friend and business coach Retha, who is determined to make me develop routines so that I better manage my time :-)

Cloth & Stone Zia buttondown

– The meme Alex posted (ALL IN FUN, everyone – ALL IN FUN)

The last play in the Hillcrest / Wetumpka game

Gait Happens on IG

Balega UltraGlide Friction-Free No Show Socks for Men and Women

Kleem Organics Anti-Aging Retinol Moisturizer

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

David Foster: Off the Record

Ted Lasso on AppleTV+

@nextdoorlife on Instagram

Emily Freeman’s Autumn playlist

– Erin Moon’s Faith Adjacent episode about Hamilton

Free People Arden tee

AE Voop oversized tee

Offline Real Me high-waisted legging

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 201

You’ll be shocked to know that we talk about football on this episode (including our favorite stay-up-to-read-the-post-game-news wins), and we also break down a little Real Housewives because, well, WE ARE STILL IN A PANDEMIC.

On top of all that excitement, we discuss what we’re reading, five things I’m enjoying right now, and the harrowing situation with Mel’s most recent booties order from Nordstrom.

Please do enjoy.

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Show Notes:

Our Amazon Shop

Kirk Herbstreit on GameDay

State / Auburn game in 2014

A&M / Bama in 2012

LuAnn singing “Happy Birthday” to Dorinda on RHONY

Outfits on this year’s RHOBH reunion

“Viva La Diva”

The Heir Affair

Majesty by Katherine McGee

In Five Years by Karen Serle

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Our business coach, Retha

Our 200th episode playlist on Apple Music

Our 200th episode playlist on Spotify

I’ve Got a Testimony by Melvin Crispell, III

Chef’s Table: BBQ

Pilcro cords from Anthropologie

OPI Muse of Milan Collection

Suzi Talks with Her Hands

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 200

Well, it only took us thirteen years, but here we are at episode 200. Won’t He do it? On average we have cranked out 15.38 episodes a year since 2007, and if you’re thinking that doesn’t seem like a lot, you’re exactly right. This might be a good time to point you in the direction of 2010 and 2012, when we managed to record one whole episode each year. Bless it.

Anyway, our 200th episode is pretty much just like all the other episodes. We talk about Melanie’s weekend in College Station and my thoughts about The Heir Affair (I finally finished reading it) and five things Melanie has really enjoyed this past week. We also discuss my search for a new pair of sneakers and how Melanie’s guidance on this particular issue has been invaluable (that is to say: I HAVE FOUND A WINNER).

Finally, keep your eyes on our Instagram accounts this week – because we have a couple of fun giveaways planned to celebrate the big 200. We can’t thank you enough for being such loyal listeners. You have supported and encouraged us (lo, even in 2010 and 2012), and we are deeply grateful that you make time to listen every week.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

Our very first podcast episode on August 25, 2007 (what tickles me the most is how slow we talked and how quiet we were – clearly the mothers of some pre-schoolers who were sleeping)

Sophie’s Instagram

Melanie’s Instagram

(Be on the lookout for some exciting 200th episode giveaways!)

The Heir Affair 

The Royal We

Our Patreon episode with Gulley

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star platform sneaker

Steve Madden Gill Platform slip on sneaker

Vans Old Skool Platform sneaker

Dr. Scholl’s look out platform sneaker 

Adidas Nizza platform sneaker

Sofft Bellview high top sneaker 

Paul Green Candice slip-on platform sneaker (these are the ones I got – and my goodness they are comfortable)

The Blazer from Nike

Nike Air Force Ones

Nike Air Max 270

Nike Air Max 90

Nike CruzrOne (I ordered these because they’re wider than the average Nike shoe – and I can confirm that they are suuuuper comfortable)

– My long black dress from Amazon – which is very cute with my new sneakers (regular and plus sizes)

Chrystal Hurst’s new book

Julia Reed’s gorgeous obituary by Jon Meacham in Garden & Gun

NEEDTOBREATHE’s new album, Out of Body

– PJ Morton’s new album, Gospel According to PJ

– Gregory Porter’s new album, All Rise

Pickwick Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle

Weimann leather conditioning wipes

Stainless steel mixing bowl set of 6

Homegating styrofoam cups from Two Funny Girls

Amazon joggers for $14.99

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– Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 199

Well, if you’ve wondered over the last week if the Kale Boss was in fact the boss of our friend Melanie, you’ll be happy to hear this week’s juice cleanse update. You might also be interested to hear my update on our first high school football game of the season, which was a happy return to a little something we like to call a LIVE SPORTING EVENT. What a marvelous concept that is.

On top of all that, we talk about what shoe works best with a wide cropped pant, what pajamas I’m renaming “loungewear” so I can wear them as actual pants, and what five things have become long-term favorites for me over the last few weeks.

Basically what we have for you this week is good times aplenty. Except maybe that whole Kale Boss situation. Hope you enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Our Amazon Shop

The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Our friend Retha (she is also our podcast business manager / boss)

The caftan dress that we both love

GAP lounge pants that I plan to wear as straight-up pants

Marc Fisher booties

Stars Above lounge pants

Stars Above sweatshirt

Redland cotton sheets

Anastasia Brow Wiz eyebrow pencil

Anastasia Clear Brow gel

Thrive Causemetics Multi-Dimensional Strobing Blush in Rosie

Skinnygirl Denim Utility Jogger

Farm Rio Gabriela knit maxi skirt

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

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School Mask Pack

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 198

Sometimes we don’t get a chance to talk about a regular-ole-life something that’s going on until we sit down to record on Mondays, and that was certainly the case this week. Melanie shares some newly formed health / fitness goals, and I think the best way to describe my response is SURLIGHTED (surprised + delighted). Oh my goodness. Next week’s update should be solid gold.

We also discuss a parenting question we didn’t get to last week re: technology as well as the lingering effects of my renewed commitment to the chemical exfoliation of my face. It has been humbling and also very burn-y.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Our most recent Patreon episode that is basically Melanie’s graduate thesis on skin care

Sunday Riley Vitamin C Serum

Sunday Riley Good Genes

Revitabrow

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Our Amazon shop

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 197

Not long before we recorded this week’s episode, I posted on Instagram and asked if y’all had any broad topics you wanted us to cover. To absolutely no one’s surprise, college football the #1 answer – followed by parenting, friendship, and home.

SO. We structured this episode (well, “structured” might be a strong word – maybe just “loosely organized”) around those four topics, and we used some of your specific questions to do that. You won’t see many show notes because we didn’t talk about many specific products or people or shows or crepe erasing neck creams. We mainly just talked about life, and that is always fine by us.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Athleta Salutation Joggers

Athleta Farollon Stratum Joggers (please go on sale please go on sale)

Ohio State in the SEC? (we don’t think this will actually happen – but the idea is an interesting one)

KitchenAid stand mixer

Calphalon

Poppies on Blue

Our Amazon Shop

Sponsors:

KiwiCo (use this link for 30% off your first order and free shipping)

Acorn.tv (use the promo code BIGBOO for 30 days free)

Crayola School Mask Pack (Alex loves these, by the way – he’s a fan of the adjustable ear straps and thinks the masks are really comfortable)